While you’re finishing off the leftover Valentine’s Day candy, don’t forget that it’s tax season! Trust me when I tell you that your tax preparer will be very appreciative if you DON’T wait until the last minute to get them your tax information.
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
‘Why the Stock Market Doesn’t Like High Inflation’ – Ben Carlson – A Wealth of Common Sense
- The stock market volatility has coincided with the return of inflation in the US economy. Ben shows how inflation has impacted the bond market, and then discusses why the impact seems much larger in the stock market.
‘Is College Really Worth It?’ – Jessica Dickler – CNBC
- How do you actually calculate the return on investment you get from college? It’s sometimes difficult to figure out, but this article helps you get there. Especially after the pandemic, it’s time to really look at some of the merits of going to college.
‘Pension Funds Chase Returns in Private-Market Debt’ – Heather Gillers – The Wall Street Journal
- Even when markets aren’t cooperating, pensions still need to earn a certain return to be able to pay out all of their obligations. This article looks at how some pensions have turned to riskier private-market debt to meet those demands.
‘Here’s Where to Keep Your Cash Amid High Inflation and Rising Interest Rates’ – Lorie Konish – CNBC
- It’s important to have an emergency fund. The pandemic taught a lot of people that lesson the hard way. However, inflation could be eating away at the purchasing power of that emergency fund. This article looks at finding the right amount to have in cash and where to put the rest.